• Vulgar Wasp: The Story of a Ruthless Invader & Ingenious Predator

    Vulgar Wasp: The Story of a Ruthless Invader & Ingenious Predator
    Unity Wellington Stock : 2
    ISBN: 9781776561858
    Title: Vulgar Wasp: The Story of a Ruthless Invader & Ingenious Predator
    Author: LESTER PHIL

    They¿re ranked one of the world¿s worst invasive species. They¿re often described as pure evil. People use petrol bombs, flamethrowers and shotguns on them in acts of vengeance.
    Wasps are feared and hated by many of us, with good reason ¿ they sting. For anyone who is allergic to their venom, a sting can mean a trip to hospital; for a very unlucky few, it can mean death. Wasps also place massive pressure on New Zealand¿s biodiversity, especially on native birds, plants and insects, including our much-loved honey bees. They cause huge economic losses, estimated at more than $100 million each year.
    Native to Europe, Vespula vulgaris, the common wasp, has been inadvertently transported around the globe ¿ usually travelling quietly, unseen, sleeping in people¿s cargo. Today in New Zealand, the highest known wasp densities have up to 40 nests per hectare.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    add to cart